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Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
dig out survivors in the coastal towns in japan. it seems every morning, the news is more grim than the day before. linda so is in the interactive news sent earth with the rescue efforts on today. >> reporter: they are trying to look for survivors, but there aren't many. the latest official death toll climbed to 2800 and it's getting worse. this morning, a japanese police official says 1,000 bodies washed ashore in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami and thinks an estimated 10,000 people died in his province alone. overnight, there was an explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant sending a thick cloud of moke into -- smoke into the air. it's the second explosion in three days. 11 people were hurt and it's unclear at this point if radiation leaked during the explosion. new images of the tsunami show how powerful the surge of water -- was. waves kept -- water was. waves kept coming. for survivors, anxiety is growing getting even the basic necessities is becoming nearly impossible. this mother says was so stressed i couldn't produce breast milk and didn't know what to feed my ba
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
issues on the roadways right now. now back to you. >> thanks. >>> we begin with new video from japan. vast areas unrecognizable. look at this. the coastline of one area one of the worst hit regions. just heart breaking looking at the pictures. >>> and this morning, the japanese emperor addressed the nation telling people not to give up. fierce of radiation are still high. the crisis continues to unfold and linda so is standing by with the latest as they get things under control. >> reporter: well a temporary setback. 70 workers at the plant had to pull back. radiation levels got so high making it dangerous to be there. it's an overwhelming situation for those hardest hit. people overcome with grief desperate to find loved ones. making a phone call has been nearly impossible. workers at the fukushima plant has been dousing the reactors with sea water in an effort to keep them from belt melting down. they choose to stay behind to be exposed to an enormous amount of radiation, the equivalent of 25,000 x-rays at once. the fears of radiation grips the country, people are walking around wi
Mar 11, 2011 5:00am EST
. this immediately affected a two million person population in northeastern sections of japan. it's producing tsunami warningsthroughout the a sick and i want to let you know as we check out some of the times here, the time frame for the first wave to hit hawaii which comes from the pacific tsunami warning center is expected to reach them just after 8:00 in the morning eastern time. there's a five-hour delay until it reaches what wee and they have evac -- hawaii and they have evacuated low lying area. it would reach 8:07 eastern standard time. that would be again early in the morning, 3:07 a.m. for them and yes there have been watches posted through alaska, and as you can see through the pacific northwest. right now, it looks like the main target maybe near the oregon and washington coast. we will monitor this. back home, we are looking at some rain showers still on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. we have temperatures in the mid- 40s this morning. mostly cloudy skies. we will get to 52 and maybe a brief rain or snow shower this afternoon. a very busy morning from all sorts, but let's see what
Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
video to show you of the panic when the tsunami hit last friday in japan. the pictures show people scrambling to get on to the roof of a building to escape the rapid rising waters. footage shows people attempting to save others stranded in trees. and on top of cars. and today, they are at it again. they will rush to prevent nuclear crisis. crews have been making another attempt today to douse the reactor with tons of water afterprevious efforts proved somewhat effective. linda so joins us now. >> reporter: it's a race against the clock trying to prevent a meltdown at the nuclear plant. it's been one week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami mit and now japan is reaching out to the u.s. for help. emergency workers have gotten desperate using water cannons to cool the troubled reactors. one expert says it's like using a squirt gun to put out a forest fire. but there's a bit of good news. operators at the nuclear plant connected a power line to the complex. they are hoping that line will restart the water pumps needed to cool down the reactors. the u.s. is flying in five high
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> charities from across the world are donating to japan. in japan charities collecteddonation earlier this month. volunteers sorted and delivered needed items including food and household products. a maryland woman teaches enlyric in japan in -- english in japan in an area hit hard by the earth conveying. she said on her facebook, don't forget to donate if you can. just because it's not the news doesn't mean they don't need help. it will take years to recover from. >>> next month on april 2nd from noon until 3 p.m., area athletes will be signing autographs to help raise money for emergency relief efforts for the victims. joe flacco will be on hand and for $50 you can get two items autographed and for $100 you can get five items signed. >>> wild weather across the country no doubt about it. snow in some areas, possible tornadoes in others. we will look at the damage that was caused by severe storms. >>> and drivers are going out of their way to save money at pump no doubt about it. but, how you pay could be costing you in the long run. ♪ that airline is gonn
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >> and within the next few hours a. young woman from howard county will begin a long trek home from japan. we met danielle jakors friday. she is a student at the towson university spending her senior year on an exchange program. she was in a class at to beingo international university friday when the quake hit. more than 6,000 miles away in columbia, her mother was in bed. >> i remember the clock it was 1:47 a.m. when she called me and then i've been up probably ever since. >> no doubt about that. university in toning yoke -- tokyo canceled -- in tokyo canceled the rest of the committer. her host family can't spare the gas to drive her to the airport and she is walking to a train station with her luggage and taking the train to the university and catch a bus to the airport. that part of the trip alone will take at least three hours on a good day. right now in japan, then tens of -- tens of thousands are trying to get out and headed in the same direction many we will keep you posted on her progress. >>> you can find out more about what's going on in japan by going to for latest de
Mar 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> the latest from japan. police officials estimate the death toll from the massive earthquake and tsunami could reach 18,000. the world bank estimates it will take five years to rebuild from the disaster and it could cost upwards of $235 million in total damages. >>> the coast guard has released dramatic new video of the tsunami before it hit. take a look at this. the dark shadow on the horizon is the wave and as it passes right under the bow of the coast guard cutter. you can get a sense of how enormous it is. it's silent footage. the audio has been cut out. >>> a tragic weekend in baltimore. a 4-year-old boy sunday morning turned a gun on himself taking his life. police are looking into how this accident could have possibly happened. abc2 news sherrie johnson is live in baltimore with the latest details. >> reporter: charley, later this morning, there will be a news conference right here at baltimore city police headquarters to release more information about this shooting. now officers are still trying to figure out who that gun belonged to and how the 4-year- old gotahold of it. this all hap
Mar 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
details. >> reporter: contamination from japan's damaged nuclear facilities continues to leak into the ocean and plutonium was discovered in the soil. we are seeing the first signs of radio activity here in maryland. now maryland health secretary says we have little to worry about even though very small amounts of radioactive materials have been detected in the air. any radio activity found here likely came through clouds and storm systems and as for the chesapeake bay, it's highly unlikely any contamination could make its way here through currents. experts warn people moth to take doses of potassium iodide since it's not necessary and could potentially cause side effects. >> it came as no surprise because it had been reported that it had been detected in colorado, and california, and we know that the weather pattern was bringing it in this direction anyway. >> reporter: trace a radioactive material basically has turned up in massachusetts and pennsylvania, but if you want to have more information, log onto and all tough do is click on the world tab and it will br
Mar 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
is reaching out to victims of the earthquake in and tsunami in -- and tsunami in japan. they are rushing to create a exilation album. >>> there's a casting call to find an actor to portray tupac in a movie. production will begin this spring and auditions end april 30th. if that's not your thing, make you be quack like a duck. you might be the next voice of aflac. the company says they are conducting a nationwide search for the new voice of the aflac duck after gilbert got fried was -- got fried was fired -- got fled was fired. spate video file of your best duck impression. they want to hear from the public as well but will go with a celebrity voice. >>> big changes coming to the nfl about the rules. we will tell you what you can expect this fall when you head to the bank to see the ravens play. >>> and ever wish you could take back something you wrote online? well, you can now as there is with everything, there's an app for that. how to erase what you write on facebook or twitter coming up. >> ( beeping, beeping stops ) >> announcer: free is better. do your simple return for free with th
Mar 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
images of japan's tsunami that devastated the reasonableon and left thousands still -- region and left thousands missing. >>> and the fallout from the nuclear disaster are being seen here in the u.s. we will tell you where on
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